Positions: Climate Leaders
Organization: Youth Challenge International
Location: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (Virtual), Ontario
Type: volunteer opportunities with training, support, benefits (see below)
Benefits: can apply for grant funding up to $4000, also tech devices (laptops)
Hours: approx. 3-5 hours per week for 6-months, starting mid-October
Eligibility: ages 19-25 (see below)
Lead social change in your community as a Climate Leader!
Youth Challenge International’s (YCI) Youth Climate Leadership Program supports young people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), aged 19-25, to grow leadership skills and enhance their careers while engaging their communities and driving climate change action. Join us in this exclusive opportunity to build skills, network and make a real impact!
The 6-month Youth Climate Leadership Program supports young people to become Climate Leaders through creating, leading and catalyzing community-based projects to shape a more climate-resilient GTHA.
The program uses a cohort-based model, allowing for collaborative peer-learning, coaching and mentorship in a supportive (currently virtual) environment to help Climate Leaders reach their goals.
Climate Leaders will:
Climate Leaders will also have the opportunity to access grant funding for their projects of up to $4000 as well as laptops to use throughout the program and keep upon completion thanks to generous support from our partners, TakingITGlobal (#RisingYouth), Bullfrog Power and Catapult Canada.
You’ll fit right in if you:
Participants can expect 3-5 hours weekly for asynchronous learning and project implementation. Training sessions are held every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 pm for the first 2 months then staggered biweekly for the remaining program. There is also 1 half-day weekend Leadership Development session.
How to apply:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants are contacted within 1 week of applying to schedule a group interview. Spaces are limited, so apply early and don’t miss the chance to participate in this unique experience!
Our fall program begins on October 13, 2021. For more information about Youth Challenge International’s Youth Climate Leadership Program, visit youthclimateaction.ca.
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YCI’s Youth Climate Leadership Program allows youth to lead, create, and implement community-based climate action initiatives thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 25 2021 ID: 61132